Those are among the key findings of a new national ranking of economic distress and prosperity released Monday by the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), a bipartisan research and advocacy organization founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker and a small group of investors. The ranking incorporates seven different measures of economic health, including rates of education, housing vacancy, workforce participation, poverty, income, employment and new business creation.

By: Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

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Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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